Research Papers on Supreme Court

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  • English Language Learning and Lau v. Nichols

    In nine page this paper considers English language learners and the legal chronology pertaining to them with the focus being on the case of Lau v. Nichols. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Shipper v. Levitt & Sons, Inc. Court Case

    In four pages this law case presents a hypothetical decision involving the negligence liability of a house builder and developer as the result of a water scalding injury involving the plaintiff's young son.

  • Terrorism and Wartime criminal law

    An eight page research paper that talks about crime and criminal law in general and then specifically addresses the issues involved in criminal law that are associated with terrorism and the preservation of Americans' constitutional liberties.

  • Speech and Property Issues

    In fifteen pages this paper discusses intellectual property rights issues and free speech with Two Live Crew rap group and Dustin Hoffman cases and the impact of the Internet and file sharing upon idea ownership. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Freedom and the Constitution

    One word that comes to mind when talking about the U.S. Constitution is freedom. This paper examines how the freedom of expression, of religion and libel provisions in the document have been tested throughout history and comes to the conclusion that it has in general withstood the tests well.This paper has eleven pages and eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of Religion, A First Amendment Right

    A 4 page essay/research paper that discusses the right to Freedom of Religion, which is guaranteed under the First Amendment. This examination focuses on the issues that continue to define the division between church and state that this amendment imposes on the American government. Many people today would tear down the wall dividing church and state, but this is as inadvisable today as it was when Thomas Jefferson was president, as Americans today live within the context of an increasingly diverse society. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • U.S. Constitution and Freedom of Religion

    In five pages this paper examines how the courts have interpreted the 1st Amendment clauses of free exercise and establishment. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Timothy McVeigh's Execution and Its Social and Legal Repercussions

    In ten pages the U.S. Constitution's 8th Amendment is among the issues discussed relating to convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's execution and its social and legal repercussions. Nine sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • UK Constitutional Improvements

    In ten pages this paper discusses how incorporation of other constitutions might improve the constitution of the United Kingdom. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • llegality of Assisted Suicide in Regards to the 14th Amendment

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of a case where physicians were sued for assisting terminal patients with suicide and were themselves opposed to the stature making it a criminal act. This paper includes discussion of the lower court's decision, the ruling of the Supreme Court, and the responsibilities of court in regards to this case of assisted suicides. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The 1st Amendment and Astrology

    In fifty pages this question 'Astrology, Psychics, Superstition, Cults in America: Symptoms of a malfunctioning First Amendment?' is considered in terms of analysis and opinion. There is no bibliography included.

  • Privacy Takes Precedence Over the Need for American National Security

    This 4 page paper gives an example of an argumentative essay for privacy over national security. This paper includes an argument that while both are important, privacy is a little more important to American citizens than national security. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Capital Punishment and Donald P. Roper v. Christopher Simmons

    In four pages an appeal to the Supreme Court regarding the issue of capital punishment is examined in terms of the lack of relevant evidence considered by the court regarding the U.S.'s capital punishment ideation. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Argument Against Abortion

    A 5 page paper which argues against abortion. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Gun Control and the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

    In four pages this paper examines the U.S. problems with gun control legislation in a consideration of the ineffective 2nd Amendment gun control argument. One source is cited in the bibliography.

  • Karen Ann Quinlan 'Right to Die' Case

    In two pages this essay considers various legal issues pertaining to the Karen Ann Quinlan 'right to die' case. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Right to Privacy: A Constitutional Provision?

    An 8 page discussion of the controversy surrounding the question of whether or not the U.S. Constitution provides for the right to privacy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Right to Bear Arms

    A 3 page paper which argues for the right to bear arms as outlined in the Bill of Rights. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 2nd Amendment 'Right to Bear Arms' of the US Constitution

    In fifteen pages this essay argues in favor of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. Sixteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 4th Amendment and Thermal Imaging Technology Search Reasonableness

    In three pages this paper discusses the Kyllo v. United States case in this overview of conducting searches through thermal imaging and possible 4th Amendment violations. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.


    This 4-page paper describes the court systems (state and federal) for someone living in Phoenix, AZ. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Concepts Related to Search and Seizures

    In a paper of three pages, the author relates the concepts of curtilage and open fields as they apply to the legal use of search and seizure. The author presents the 1987 case law that pertains to these concepts and also introduces the concept of reasonableness. There are two sources cited.

  • Book Censorship

    A 3 page paper which argues against book censorship. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Media Law and People v. Larry Flynt Film

    In five pages this paper discusses the film based on Hustler Magazine head honcho Larry Flynt's supposed crusade to protect First Amendment rights, The People v. Larry Flynt. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • The Protection of the People Against the Exercise ot Arbitrary Power: Miranda v. Arizona

    A 9 page examination of the importance of Miranda vs Arizona. This paper explores the circumstances surrounding the case and the decision’s long lasting implications in law enforcement procedure. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision of Miranda v. Arizona

    In three pages the rule erosion of Miranda v. Arizona is examined in a consideration of the high court's case law exceptions. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965

    A 3 page paper which examines and analyzes the need for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Port Security: Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002

    This 5 page paper gives an explanation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This paper includes how this act relates to port security. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • An Analysis of Our Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

    In this six page paper the author explores one of the most controversial topics of today, the right granted by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to bear arms. This paper provides a historical background and the rationale that prompted our founding fathers to provide this particuarl Amendment. Five sources are cited.

  • Legal Issues in Education

    A 30 page research paper that addresses specific legal issues as they apply to teaching and education. Topics covered include tort liability, negligence, law pertaining to disabled children, privacy issues, drug testing, search and seizure and others. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Higher Education in the Supreme Court

    In a paper of six pages, the writer looks at Supreme Court cases related to higher education. Engel v. Vitale and Board of Education v. Brown are given SIRAC analyses. Paper uses fifteen sources.

  • Death Penalty: Overview

    A 4 page paper which provides a general overview, along with the pros and cons, of the death penalty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Pertinent Issues in First Amendment Law

    This paper addresses First Amendment law by creating a mock-scenario for the Supreme Court to test various First Amendment issues and interpretations. This ten page paper has six sources listed in the bibliography.

  • First Amendment & Tort Law, UK & US

    A 5 page research paper that discusses 2 questions. The first question is What effect might the American and English rules (pertaining to tort law) have on the willingness of people to assert their rights through litigation? and the second question is How does the First Amendment right to petition for redress of grievances bear on the choice between the American and English rules? Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Canada, Mercy Killing, and R v. Latimer

    In twenty three pages this 1993 Canadian case of the Saskatchewan farmer Robert Latimer who killed his daughter Tracy who suffered from severe disabilities is examined in a consideration of how mercy killing is interpreted by Canadians and their judicial system. Thirteen sources are cited in the bibliography.


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